Calais Ousts Ellsworth



Ellsworth took a two-run lead but couldn’t hold it as Calais came from behind for a 7-5 elimination win on Thursday at Ellsworth.

 

Bobby Box singled to open the game for Ellsworth, then stole second and third.

Andrew Austin walked and Box scored as Carter grounded out to first, with Austin moving to third.

A grounder back to the pitcher brought Austin home for the second run of the inning.

Ellsworth righthander Thomas Sawyer pitched scoreless first and second innings, but found trouble in the third, giving up four runs on three walks, three singles and an error before righthander Seth Cote came on in relief.

Cote retired the first batter he faced but gave up a two-run single to Drake Morrow that put Calais in front 6-2.

Ellsworth managed a run in the top of the sixth on a single by Palmer and a double by Haslam.

But Calais made it 7-3 in the bottom of the inning on a double by Billy Nicholas and a single by Tim Barnes.

Ellsworth made a comeback bid in the top of the seventh, loading the bases as Cote reached on an error, Card walked and Brian Twitchell singled.

Cote and Card both scored on wild pitches by Calais pitcher Josh Gillespie, but Box was retired on a sliding catch of a foul ball by third baseman Adam Geel.

Righthander Jordan Perry then came on in relief and struck out Austin, then got Carter on a groundout to third to clinch the win for Calais.

For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

 

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